The National, Tuesday October 8th, 2013
TELEFOMIN MP Solan Mirisim has told his people a development plan cannot be successful unless funds are available to carry out the work in it.
Mirisim spoke during the launching of the Telefomin five-year development plan, which will be effective from next year to 2018.
Minister for Works Francis Awesa gave K5 million as the first down-payment for the Telefomin-Tabubil road project during the launching.
Awesa said he would discuss with Ok Ted Mining Ltd chief executive officer and managing director Nigel Parker how much money would be put from the Tax Credit Scheme towards the road project.
Minister for Finance and Tari-Pori MP James Marape presented K100,000 to the district treasury as well as K100,000 to Telefomin Primary School.
Mirisim told the cabinet members his people were determined to bring about changes to their electorate but the lack of roads was a major problem.
Hundreds of people from surrounding villages braved the rain and flocked to the district office to witness the launching.
Minister of National Planning Charles Abel did the groundbreaking ceremony for six houses to be built for public servants.
Provincial administrator Henry Norm reminded the people that the public service machinery and leaders should work together with development partners.